Back in Brass
It’s no secret that brass has dominated this summer with its room enriching warmth and golden tones, and it’s here to stay! Trends have shifted from the rosy metallic hue of copper to the warmer tones of brass because of brass’ rich gleam and sculptural weight which are creating a resurgence among designers who are looking back to the 70’s where brass makes more frequent appearances, like in Gabrielle Crespi’s cocktail tables and Austrian designer Carl Aubock’s industrial style accessories.
It’s timelessness has been demonstrated throughout the ages from decorative Greek and Roman pottery through to its modern day use as cabinetry handles and light fittings demonstrated in Chanel’s flagship Bond street store. The clean lines of a white marble against the contemporary aesthetics of brass create a touch of modern elegance and when paired with geometric shapes, it creates a modern twist giving it a wider range of use than its metallic predecessors.